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Nancy Drew 29 Mystery At The Ski Jump

Nancy Drew #29 Mystery at the Ski Jump – First Edition Identification Guide

The Mystery at the Ski Jump is the twenty-ninth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1952 by Grosset & Dunlap under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Alma Sasse. Summaries (original edition) When Nancy learns that the Drews’ housekeeper has been duped by an elegantly …

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Nancy Drew 28 Clue Of The Black Keys

Nancy Drew #28 Clue of the Black Keys – First Edition Identification Guide

The Clue of the Black Keys is the twenty-eighth volume in the Nancy Drew mystery series. It was first published in 1951 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual authors were ghostwriters Wilhelmina Rankin and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams. Summaries (original edition) Terry Scott, a young archaeology professor, seeks Nancy’s help in unearthing a secret of …

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Nancy Drew 27 Secret Of The Wooden Lady

Nancy Drew #27 Secret of the Wooden Lady – First Edition Identification Guide

The Secret of the Wooden Lady is the twenty-seventh volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1950 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Margaret Scherf. Summaries (original edition) Adventure abounds on the Bonny Scot in Boston Harbor as Nancy Drew helps Captain Easterly uncover the …

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Nancy Drew 26 Clue Of The Leaning Chimney

Nancy Drew #26 Clue of the Leaning Chimney – First Edition Identification Guide

The Clue of the Leaning Chimney is the twenty-sixth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1949 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual authors were ghostwriters George Waller, Jr. and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams. Summaries (original edition) Nancy Drew and her friend Bess discover that a rare and valuable …

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Nancy Drew 25 Ghost Of Blackwood Hall

Nancy Drew #25 Ghost of Blackwood Hall – First Edition Identification Guide

The Ghost of Blackwood Hall is the twenty-fifth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1948 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson. Summaries (original edition) When Mrs. Putney seeks Nancy Drew’s help in recovering her stolen jewelry, the search for the thieves …

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Nancy Drew 24 Clue In The Old Album

Nancy Drew #24 Clue in the Old Album – First Edition Identification Guide

The Clue in the Old Album is the twenty-fourth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1947 by Grosset & Dunlap under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson. Summaries (original edition) Nancy witnesses a purse snatching and pursues the thief. She rescues the …

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Nancy Drew 23 Mystery Of The Tolling Bell

Nancy Drew #23 Mystery of the Tolling Bell – First Edition Identification Guide

The Mystery of the Tolling Bell is the twenty-third volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1946 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson. Summaries (original edition) Nancy, Bess, and George travel to the picturesque seaside town of Candleton to meet Carson Drew’s …

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Nancy Drew 22 Clue In The Crumbling Wall

Nancy Drew #22 Clue in the Crumbling Wall – First Edition Identification Guide

The Clue in the Crumbling Wall is the twenty-second volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1945 under Carolyn Keene, a pseudonym of the ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson. Summaries (original edition) When Nancy is asked to find a professional dancer who disappeared several years before, the young detective becomes …

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Nancy Drew 21 Secret In The Old Attic

Nancy Drew #21 Secret in the Old Attic – First Edition Identification Guide

The Secret in the Old Attic is the twenty-first volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1944 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson. Summaries (original edition) Nancy searches for clues to missing music manuscripts written by the late soldier Philip March. March’s …

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Nancy Drew 20 Quest Of The Missing Map

Nancy Drew #20 Clue in the Jewel Box – First Edition Identification Guide

The Clue in the Jewel Box is the twentieth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1943 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson. Summaries (original edition) An antique dealer’s revelation about a former queen’s priceless heirloom starts Nancy on a trail of …

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